Saturday, July 26, 2008

Super Crest



Was pretty much super awesome. Big Water to Great Western to Ridge Connector to Mid Mountain to Shadow Lake via Powerline then up to Scott's Pass to Puke Hill to Wasatch Crest to Great Western to Little Water. Ride time was a little over 4:30 for 33 miles and 4100 feet of elevation gain.

Many thanks to Andy for organizing the ride and Kris and Matt for their participation.

I'm pleased to say that, while I experienced some slight discomfort due to my saddle sore, after 36 hours of using Hibiclens it had been reduced in size by 50% which enabled me to complete the ride. That stuff is magic. So too is Assos Chamois Cream, of which I applied a very liberal amount to both my shorts and person. At one point towards the end of the ride Matt asked why my saddle was shiny. Leakage [of chamois cream] was my reply and I didn't think much of it until I was driving home and realized the two other guys, not part of our group, probably rode away from that exchange with a completely different perception of what type of leakage I was referring to!



The above photo courtesy of Kris.















6 comments:

irideiwrite said...

your ride was a lot better than mine

my body shut down from dehydration and heat stress after about 70-75 miles.

i had to call my wife to rescue me after I gave up.

Utahmtbiker said...

Nice pics. Glad you guys had fun..I was over in park city soaking up the single track a bit earlier than you guys. I finished up around 9..Sure was nice and cool this morning

Team Rico said...

I did the same thing with a little extra in PC Saturday.. we should hook up I guess. I was a nice day with not too much traffic in MC

Mike said...

I've done that loop many times. It's a nice ride. If you could somehow smooth out Mid Mountain between the Canyons and Park City, it would be even nicer!

UtRider said...

Yeah, I definitely prefer riding Mid Mountain south to north. The rocky section wasn't a bad climb, but passes much quicker as a downhill.

Lori said...

You are so lucky to be in such a beautiful area!!